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Old 09-26-2020, 06:38 AM   #1
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Default 1947 Lincoln Zephyr

I have a barn find 47 H series V12 with 22,970 original miles. The vehicle was last driven in 1964. I have no keys to the car. The trunk is locked. My question is what is the truck button function? Is it electric or hydraulic? The button does not work. The hydraulic system is dry but most of the electrical works. Could the trunk be currently unlocked needing only the button to open?
Many more questions! Thank You Ron

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Old 09-26-2020, 06:57 AM   #2
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Not an expert here but I looked over the electrical drawings. The hydraulic system is for the windows, I saw no switch for the trunk or electrical wiring in the trunk for an opener. For Ford from the factory the door lock key also operates the ignition. The glove box key operates the trunk. Suggest you remove a door cylinder and the glove box lock to have keys made. Both may have a key code stamped into their body. See the other posting regarding keys that is up now. Either John or Phil may be able to cut a key to your codes. Suggest you contact them first since they may not have Lincoln code books.

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Great info terry! I will pull the glove lock. Thank you!
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Old 09-26-2020, 09:34 AM   #4
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The glove lock may not have a code and yet a key may be made for it, there are several factors.
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Old 09-26-2020, 03:46 PM   #5
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Hi Ron, you may want to try The Early Ford V8 site; they have a Lincoln section........
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Old 09-26-2020, 05:28 PM   #6
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I hope you figure out how to get the trunk open, but I'm sitting here dying to see some pics of this low mile Zephyr
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Old 09-29-2020, 11:50 AM   #7
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Thank you all. Glove box had key code and key is on it's way
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Some pictures of barn find. Tires are dated 1952
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Old 09-30-2020, 09:54 AM   #9
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Wow, what a score! Give us some details of history and condition.
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Old 09-30-2020, 11:21 AM   #10
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Wow! You have yourself one heck of a car there!
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Wow, what a great find. Congratulations. I hope that you are going to keep it original?
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Old 09-30-2020, 04:54 PM   #12
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I have never seen details like this on a fan belt before, amazing.
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Wow!
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Old 10-01-2020, 12:23 PM   #14
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A friend has a parts car, whole or parted out.
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Wow!!.....nice!!!!.....I love the Art Deco taillight treatment......good for you!!.....Mark
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Wow!!.....nice!!!!.....I love the Art Deco taillight treatment......good for you!!.....Mark

Not an expert, but by the late 40's,Art Deco styling was a thing of the past. I believe the car was styled in the "Streamline Moderne" fashion, long horizontal lines. Either way i dig it.
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